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One Way vs Multicity United Rules
Chris from Melbourne Australia here….Question about booking with US airlines (specifically United for this one).
I am looking at going from MSP to RNO in first class.
There is a flight with United through DEN.
Priced as a one way MSP-DEN-RNO it is $547.
Priced as a Multi city (exactly same flights) MSP-DEN, DEN-RNO it is $467.
So obviously I would like to save the roughly $80 or so. However the connection in DEN is only 45mins or so, and I’m looking at flying during January when weather delays could be an issue.
So I guess my question is:
I know if I book the one way, United have to find me a way to RNO if I miss my connection because of delays for weather etc.
However if I book the multicity, as two separate flights do they still have to accommodate me in the event of a missed connection? If I book the multicity in one transaction on the united website does this count as “1 ticket”.
Hi [USER=2520]@Chris AUS[/USER], and welcome!
If you’re on a single ticket, with a single record locator, you should be fine. The minimum connection time in Denver is shockingly 30 minutes, so as long as it’s a legal connection they’d accommodate you.
Thanks for the reply Tiffany! Long time reader, first time poster 😉
It prices out both ways on google flights and united.com, so I assume this means its a legal connection? United wouldn’t sell the ticket otherwise?
Yep, sounds like it!